Neighbourhood Decision Making Vote Day this Saturday
This Saturday, November 9, 2019, Londoners are encouraged to vote to turn their favourite Neighbourhood Decision Making ideas into real projects for their neighbourhood.
Voting stations will be available between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 15 library branches across the city. Online voting will be available at getinvolved.london.ca/NDM between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. Saturday.
This year, 216 ideas were submitted by residents, neighbourhood associations, student groups, and Londoners looking to make their neighbourhoods even better. Of the ideas submitted, 104 have been turned into project proposals which will be included on Saturday’s ballots.
“Since this is our third year of the program, we have seen people put a lot of thought into their proposals, and they are very impressive!” says Karen Oldham, Manager of Neighbourhood Development and Support. “This Vote Day is expected to be quite competitive.”
New this year is the $30,000 limit per project, so each of the 5 geographic areas of the city will see at least two projects receive funding.
The community may have noticed a new addition to our Neighbourhood Decision Making outreach team. Five Cultural Connectors were hired, speaking six different languages, which is another way for this program to connect with the full spectrum of London’s diverse community.
Ideas can be viewed online ahead of Saturday’s vote day. Voting is open to Londoners of all ages. No identification is required to vote.
Media interviews can be arranged during the week leading up to Saturday, and on Saturday, November 9, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. There will be plenty of photo/video opportunities on Vote Day.